FALLS CHURCH, Va. (February 10, 2011) - DynCorp International (DI) today announced that Major General (USA Ret.) James R. Myles has joined the company as Vice President of Aviation Operations, within the company's Aviation business area. He is based in Huntsville, Ala.
"We are honored that General Myles chose to join our team," said Steve Gaffney, Chairman and CEO of DynCorp International. "As we look to the future and across our seven business areas, DI holds tremendous potential for growth and Gen. Myles' extraordinary achievements and knowledge will enrich the services we provide. We are committed to the Huntsville community and look forward to continuing to expand our presence there."
MG Myles has extensive experience in aviation maintenance, life-cycle management, and the acquisition and contracting process. He retired after three years as commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) at Redstone Arsenal. His 36 year career included numerous command billets such as the Army Test and Evaluation Command, aviation brigade and battalion command, and multiple assignments in the 160th special Operations Aviation Regiment.
"I feel fortunate to join a company with such a longstanding history of providing support to the U.S. government," said General Myles. "DI's roots in aviation date back more than 60 years. I look forward to working to grow the team in Huntsville to continue those traditions of superior global support for the company's military and U.S. government customers."
DI's aviation business is led by Cathie Gridley, Vice President of Aviation, who joined DynCorp International in June 2010 and will also be based in Huntsville. Prior to joining DI, Gridley was president of customer services at GE Aviation Systems, managing the global aftermarket and end-user customer base of more than 1,400 customers in 140 countries. Previously, she held positions with Smiths Aerospace, Goodrich, TRW, and Lucas Aerospace leading various services divisions, along with a number of controllership positions outside the aviation industry.
DI supports critical military and commercial aviation needs globally with end-to-end professional services and technical support. From rapid-response field assignments to long-term engagements, the company provides the world's most comprehensive array of integrated solutions to ensure its customers' success.
In addition to its aviation work, across the globe DynCorp International operates major programs in aircraft and land systems maintenance, modifications, and operations; base operations; contingency operations and logistics support; infrastructure development and operations; broad-based international development; and law enforcement and intelligence training and support.
About DynCorp International
DynCorp International is a global government services provider in support of U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives, delivering support solutions for defense, diplomacy, and international development. DI operates major programs in logistics, platform support, contingency operations, and training and mentoring to reinforce security, community stability, and the rule of law. DynCorp International is headquartered in Falls Church, Va. For more information, visit www.dyn-intl.com.